5 Maintenance Tips to Get Your RV Road-Ready

The RV camping season is here again. By now, you’re probably so excited to hit the road with your RV you can hardly sleep at night. However, before you climb behind the wheel of your motorhome, make sure your RV is in tip-top shape. Here is a list of tips from FMCA on how you can get your motorhome ready for a trip in no time:

  • Check your RV. Make sure it didn’t suffer any damage during the long winter storage. Check major RV parts too for any signs of leaks. If you’re not sure what to look for, ask a professional to take a look at your RV home. If there are any issues or problems, have these repaired right away. It’s much safer to go on the road when you know that no RV parts in your motor home are acting up. When you’re sure everything’s in order, proceed to:

  • Clean up. Make sure everything is ready for your trip and that means cleaning every inch of your RV from top to bottom. Don’t leave any section or part unturned. Air it out and use fabric softeners for any cloth, cover or cotton materials you might want to wash, like foot mats, towels, blankets, etc.

  • Don’t forget about the wheels. Your tires are important. If you’re due for a replacement, don’t put it off until next season. Get them seen to as soon as you can. Also, make sure you install tires that can withstand a variety of driving conditions. With the right tires, your RV will be ready for that cross-country road trip in no time.

  • Test your batteries and alarms. Make sure your alarms are in working order before you head out in your RV for the camping adventure of a lifetime. Include the fire extinguishers in your ‘Test Everything in the RV’ session as well. This way, you can catch any issues or have them fixed well ahead of your trip.

  • Put together an emergency kit. Add essentials in here. Kits often contain anything from water to flares, reflective triangles to help see and find you in the dark along with some duct tape, cables, ropes, a screwdriver and more. Pack along all the things you think you’ll need in different kinds of emergencies.

These are just 5 tips to help you check your RV parts and see if you need anything, in terms of repairs or replacements. By getting those repairs or replacements done you can take your RV out on the road safely and without any worries.

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Author: Eric Spence

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